*”Repentant” bandit nabbed for robbery in Katsina (DailyTrust)*NIPOST clamps down 4 illegal courier operators in Lagos, begins prosecution process (ThisDay)

“Repentant” bandit nabbed for robbery in Katsina (DailyTrust) The Katsina command of the Nigerian Police Force on Wednesday paraded Abdullahi Mai-Rafi, a “repentant” bandit over alleged armed robbery, cattle rustling and kidnapping. Mai-Rafi of Kofar Marusa Lowcost, Katsina was arrested…

*Police re-arrest fleeing inmate for stealing SIM card in Lagos (Nation)*Tweeps kick as Reps hold constitution review hearing at Lagos hotel (Punch)

Police re-arrest fleeing inmate for stealing SIM card in Lagos (Nation) The Police Command in Lagos said it had rearrested one Oyemachi Maduabuchi who escaped from the Owerri Correctional Centre in Imo. According to a statement signed by the Police…

French Open 2020: Petra Kvitova reaches first quarter-final since 2012

Petra Kvitova underlined her status as one of the French Open title favourites with a 6-2 6-4 win over China’s Zhang Shuai in the fourth round. The seventh seed, who has yet to drop a set at the tournament, needed…

*Lagos slashes ferry fares by 40% (Guardian)*Lagos by-elections: We’ll win by landslide – APC (Punch)

Lagos slashes ferry fares by 40% (Guardian) Lagos State Government on Monday slashed transport fares on Lagos state-owned ferries by 40 per cent. The Managing Director of Lagos Ferry Services, Hon Abdoulbaq Ladi-Balogun, who disclosed this in a briefing, said…

US Open 2020: Coco Gauff loses to Anastasija Sevastova in first round

American teenager Coco Gauff’s hopes of another dream Grand Slam run were ended in the US Open first round after a lacklustre performance in a defeat by 31st seed Anastasija Sevastova. A second-set resurgence looked to put Gauff, 16, on…

Kvitova withdraws from French Open (BBC)

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has withdrawn from the first round of the French Open with an arm injury. The Czech sixth seed, 29, was due to face Romanian world number 84 Sorana Cirstea on Monday morning. Kvitova retired with…

Venus Williams dispatches Christina McHale in latest test (BNPParibasOpen)

Two days after she stunned world No. 3 Petra Kvitova under the lights, Venus Williams once again took the court on Stadium 1. On Monday afternoon she faced off against fellow American Christina McHale, who’s been having an impressive run…

At last, Naomi Osaka has her moment in the spotlight (JapanTimes)

Over four months since her U.S. Open win catapulted her into the realms of tennis’ elite, Naomi Osaka at last got to have a true moment in the spotlight. She was deprived of such a moment in New York in…

Tearful Kvitova down Barty to make Australian Open semis (Punch)

Eighth seed Petra Kvitova powered past local hope Ashleigh Barty to make the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday in the Czech’s best Grand Slam performance since she was injured in a terrifying knife attack. The two-time Wimbledon champion broke down…

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